The new season for Prairie Winds starts tonight Jan 13 at 7pm at WEAC.

Spring Schedule
rehearsal 1 Monday 1/13/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 2 Monday 1/20/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 3 Monday 1/27/2014 7-9pm WHS Band Room
rehearsal 4 Monday 2/3/2014 7-9pm WHS Band Room
rehearsal 5 Monday 2/10/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 6 Monday 2/17/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 7 Monday 2/24/2014 7-9pm WEAC
no rehearsal 3/3/2014
no rehearsal 3/10/2014
rehearsal 8 Monday 3/17/2014 7-9pm WEAC/ Jenna Stearns – Guest Conductor
rehearsal 9 Monday 3/24/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 10 Monday 3/31/2014 7-9pm WEAC/ Jenna Stearns – Guest Conductor
rehearsal 11 Monday 4/7/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 12 Monday 4/14/2014 7-9pm WEAC
rehearsal 13 Monday 4/21/2014 7-9pm WEAC/ Easter Monday FYI
Dress rehearsal Saturday 4/26/2014 9-11am at WEAC
CONCERT Sunday 4/27/2014 3pm at WEAC

Fall 2013 season starts Sept 9 at 7pm at WEAC

From Brock Duncan, our director
It’s that time again!  Time to dust off that instrument and get in shape for another great season of music making.
I had a very enjoyable time as your director last year and I am excited to work with you all again.  I have tried to program music that is challenging but approachable and will be fun for our audience as well.
If you know of any new musicians in the area or former musicians who would like to play again, please feel free to forward this email and invite them to join us.
The schedule is on our web site:
I have a very full schedule at Benson High School as well.  As of this fall, I will be the sole band director of over 240 6th-12th graders.  We will also be putting on a musical just before the PWCB concert.  The schedule was built trying to maximize our time together while still allowing me to perform my job here in Benson.  At this point all rehearsals will be at the WEAC.  If that changes,  I will let you know.
I hope you all will look over the schedule and see how it fits in your calendar.  If you must miss one or two rehearsals, we can work around that.
I hope to see as many of you as possible in September!!!
Brock Duncan

New director hired for PWCB

Brock Duncan, band director for Benson Public Schools has been hired to direct the Prairie Winds Concert Band this fall and spring.


Brock Duncan

New director of the PWCB community band in Willmar, MN

is currently in his 22nd year as the band director at Benson High School. Mr. Duncan’s duties include directing three concert bands, two jazz bands, percussion ensemble and teaching individual lessons. In addition, Mr. Duncan spends his summers directing the Benson High School Marching Band.

Duncan is a member and conductor of the Prairie Winds Concert Band, a community band based in Willmar, MN.

Duncan is a graduate of Apple Valley High School and St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He is and active adjudicator and is a member of MBDA, Phi Betu Mu, and MMEA where has served as a region representative and All-State trombone and low brass section coach.

Brock and his wife Anne live in Benson and have three children.

Summer Concerts in the Park start Wed June 6, 2012

Our summer concerts in Rice Park start Wednesday June 6, 2012 and continue for the next 3 Wednesdays. At 7pm each Wednesday we will have guest artists. The band concert will start at 7:30.

FREE Popcorn by Walts and FREE water by Willmar Water and Spa. We’re grateful for funding from the West Central Tribune and Heritage Bank.

  • 6th Dairy Princeses including Princess Kay of the Milky Way
  • 13th the Froemming Family Singers
  • 20th Willmar Fest Candidates and other Willmar Fest personalities
  • 27th Custom Made with Steve and Kris

July 4th our band will join with the new London/Spicer Community Band for a concert in Spicer.